rockstarcobain, I appreciate all the help you can offer...even if you feel it is just a little bit. You actually answered another query about whether I should or should not remove the older and browned leaves.
Dave, you propably divided the plant because you have prior experienced with helis. All of my encounters ended up with shrivelled plants within a week. I used to think that they need to be standing in water like the Sarracenias...then I realised that Sarracenias will rot if I stand them in water. Probably because of the amount of heat here in the region. So now, for both Helis and Sarras, I keep the media very loose.
Thanks, Peter. I'll be most glad if I can have cooler temperature here...and if I can get the plant growing for several months, I'll seriously consider taking leaf cuttings as a form of insurance against losing the entire plant. So far, the way to keep the roots cool is to water with refridgerated water on nights with temperatures into the 80s.
BTW, what is considered a mature pitcher for H. Tequila? How tall?
And does the pitcher and/or the spoon turn redder with more light?
I read that if the humidity is too low, the spoon won't form properly right?